Music Motivation: My Own Story
Hello friends today I am going to share my own experience as a beginner musician. How I identified Music Motivation as an important factor. Many of us start playing a music instrument but as time passes in the starting, we find that its not easy and we start leaving this. Many on us get demoralized from others comments. So I am going to tell, how you can remain motivated throughout music learning! I am going to tell you what are the ups and downs when you start playing some music instrument like guitar, piano, harmonium or even singing. So friends let’s start.
Days as a Beginner Musician | Without Music Motivation
Okay, I can remember that I never touched a guitar in my life before 5 years. Yes, that is true. I saw some of my friends playing guitar as well as artists on TV and YouTube videos. I saw the people playing guitar very nicely. They were initial music motivation for me. However, I always loved music but I never thought that I will also learn to play guitar someday. Before starting playing guitar I knew a little about music theory and a little about piano. I used to find out some melodies on my toy piano which I purchased in 300 rupees that time. So I actually knew, how to play a tune on piano but that was not enough for a guitar player. A guitarist should be able to control left and right left for changing chords and strumming and plucking. So in the beginning, I was very excited that yes, I shall learn guitar because it looked very fashionable and impressive musical instrument to me.
How it Started?
So I purchased a guitar from local store which was around 1200 rupees. I was very happy because I had got my first guitar. I had also got a chords book from that shop. The shopkeeper told me that I could learn from that book. There were a lot of figures of chords. So I searched on Internet. I just explored that how to use those figures to play chords. I was all set to learn guitar and play my favorite songs. In the beginning 2-3 days, I was very much excited. I loved each and every sound of my guitar. Some of my friends commented amusingly that what a great I was playing. But I knew that they were just joking and this did not hurt me because I was beginner. So initial days passed in excitement.
Turning Point without Music Motivation
After 5-7 days I realized that my fingers were making a great pain. I was not able to hold a guitar with my left hand. There were dark lines at the tip of my fingers. I could not even press the strings. So it was just like a tough time and the reality which I came to know for first time after picking the guitar for me. I needed to have some rest. Now my excitement was going down. I was thinking that I cannot make it. I thought that guitar playing was a thing beyond my capabilities. At this time when I used to watch the videos of great guitar players on YouTube then they made me jealous Because I was thinking that I could never become like them.
After Getting Music Motivation
After few days, I can’t actually say, how and where from that spark came into my mind and emotions that I had to become like them. Now I picked my guitar again. My fingers were relaxed at this phase. Every comment from my friends about my bad playing of guitar played a positive role upon me because I was fully determined that I had to become a guitarist! I had to learn guitar and play like those people who are the masters in this field! However, I also knew that I might not be able to become such a great guitarist, but yes, I could become a little smaller who could play his songs by own.
Turning Point with Music Motivation
So I invested my maximum time into guitar playing. I never scheduled my practice like I have to practice 2 hours or 4 hours. Instead, I always gave my most of the time to guitar whenever I could find it whether it was morning, it was evening or it was night. I know very well that at that time, I could not notice how fast the time was passing. After few weeks, I was able to play my first song from some Bollywood movie and that was a very good feeling for me. However, my friends used to get bored when I used to practice the same song for the whole day from morning to night but I was determined to play. That practice made me able to learn many concepts about music which are very helpful in music composing now.
Why we Lack Music Motivation?
So Friends! The biggest problem is in our mind or thoughts. If you think you want to become a guitarist you can become. If you think you want to become a pianist you can become, but if only your parents want to make you a guitarist then it may be very difficult task for you as well as for your parents also. I know, I am not a big musician but the support you have shown me is very admirable and that has compelled me to think and to share the ideas and l experiences which I had in my musical journey so far.
Conclusion | Music Motivation
Friends, I want to conclude that it doesn’t matter what people say about you, but what matters, is that, what you think about yourself. Never forget that after very tedious practice of playing guitar you will be able to play all of your favorite songs. You will be able to play like your favorite musician and you will be able to perform whenever, wherever you like! Also, You will be able to entertain other people and lastly you will be able to inspire other beginners musicians too. So the journey of all musicians is almost same. They always struggle. They do not get what they are supposed to get.
Be Full of Music Motivation
Friends, never forget that if you are giving yourself to your work then God is watching you and someday you will be getting what you want and never think about what people are saying about you, always think what you think about yourself. People will comment on you when you are not able to play good guitar. They will get bored but you, yourself should never blame yourself, because it is not permanent, it is a temporary failure. You should be having a great passion and patience to become a great musician. Passion and patience are the main factors which play a great role in the successful journey and evaluation of a great musician.
So musicians, you should be proud of yourself because you do not choose music but music chooses you and keep playing, because someday you will also rock!
Please note that these are my personal opinions. Do write in comments if you are facing any motivational problem in learning music. Thanks and Regards.
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